Mr. Charlie Leaves A Stinker

From Arrowhead Stadium

It maybe circumstance.

It might be coincidental.

But ever since it was announced that Charlie Weis was leaving to become offensive coordinator at the University of Florida, the Chiefs offense has gone to pieces.

Here are the ugly numbers for a loss to the Raiders in regular-season game No. 16 and the loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday in the first-round of the AFC playoffs:

  • Points – 17, or 8.5 per game.
  • First downs – 25, or 12.5 per game.
  • Yards – 362 yards, or 181 yards per game.
  • Net Passing Yards – 139 yards, or 69.5 yards per game.
  • Giveaways – 7, or 3.5 per game.
  • Sacks Allowed – 10, or 5 per game.

The bottom dropped out of all facets of the offense, but especially with QB Matt Cassel. In the last two games, he was 20 of 51 passing for 185 yards, 0 TDs, 5 INTs for a passer rating of 10.5.

So do the Chiefs still believe that Weis’ departure and how it broke has had nothing to do with the offensive implosion?

“That was last week’s story,” said LG Brian Waters. “We had other stories for this game. It has had no effect.”

QB Matt Cassel agreed.

“Nothing has changed on his part,” Cassel said. “He’s still in here. He’s working hard and he’s doing everything he can to put us in the best position to win. For us nothing has really changed.

“Going forward we are going to definitely miss him. But that’s football, that’s the NFL.”

Weis’ plans remain unknown, whether he will be with the team on Monday when the players are sent home or has already taken off and headed to The Swamp to begin working with new Gators head coach Will Muschamp.

4 Responses to “Mr. Charlie Leaves A Stinker”

  • January 10, 2011  - cychief24 says:

    Weis was a complete distraction the last 2 weeks. His play calling looked as if he quit watching film.
    His 4th down call may be the single worst play call I’ve ever seen in 32 years of being a STH.
    Cassel played like he lost his big brother.
    I do think Weis helped Cassel, Haley and the Chiefs offense grow the first 15 games.
    However, I hope Florida goes 0-12 in the Snake Eastern Conference.

  • January 10, 2011  - Tenand6 says:

    Charlie is what his record says he is since he took the Florida job: 0-2.

    As nutty as it may sound, the Chiefs can do better than Weis. I glad he was here, but we can build on this. That being said, Pioli will have to deliver an outstanding draft class. We are over-matched when we play Oakland and San Diego.

  • January 10, 2011  - Rick says:

    I agree, we obviously need a good draft class to come in, plus Scott is going to have to make some noise in free agency. He did a nice job this past off season, but this year will require more as everything gets harder from here on out.

  • January 10, 2011  - Nate says:

    The horrible way Weis thru his agent told everybody in football 2 weeks ago that this was going to happen is inexcuseable. He lacks character and intergity. No wonder he failed at Notre Dame.

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